Mohawk College

Deaf Empowerment Program

About the Program

Whether you’re looking to open up exciting employment possibilities or to pursue postsecondary education goals, Mohawk’s FREE Academic Upgrading Deaf Empowerment Program allows students the opportunity to improve their skills in these critical areas. AU DEP is taught in American Sign Language (ASL) by Deaf instructors in a student-friendly college environment.

Offered at no cost, program options include:

  • Grade 12 equivalency in Math & English

  • Employability skills

  • Upgrade skills in preparation for GED

  • Courses run by Deaf instructors and taught in ASL

  • Individualized programs

  • Learn and thrive in a welcoming environment

  • Flexible intake dates


The AU DEP program is designed for adults, 19 and over, who are: Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deafened


The classes and instruction are delivered in ASL by Deaf instructors.


AU DEP is only available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Ontario.

Applicants must go through an Academic Upgrading assessment process.

135 Fennell Avenue West
Hamilton ON, L9C 0E5


905-575-1212 ext. 3079

Phone (voice)



Reilly MacDonald or Patrick Cross

Contact Person

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.

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